The Villages Golf Cart Accident Lawyer

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Hurt in a Golf Cart Collision?

There are multiple ways to be injured by a golf cart. You may have been driving one and a car or other larger vehicle struck you. You may have been walking and been hit by someone else driving a golf cart, and so on. 

If you suffered an injury involving a golf cart in The Villages, the Pam Olsen Law firm can help

Attorney Olsen has had 30 years of experience representing and achieving the very best results for her personal injury clients. 

Call her at (352) 671-9777.  Or if you prefer, complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.

Understanding Golf Cart Accidents

Golf Carts have a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. This is much slower than the speeds we all regularly drive in our cars and trucks. So, it’s tempting to not think much about golf cart accidents.

Here in The Villages we are very much aware of golf carts. Even if we don’t go to a golf course, many people here drive golf carts around town as their primary mode of local transportation.

With more golf carts comes more potential for accidents. Here are some of the kinds we’ve seen:

  • Golf cart vs. pedestrian
  • Golf cart rollovers
  • Golf cart hitting inanimate objects
  • Multiple golf carts colliding
  • Car hitting golf cart

Though golf cart accidents usually involve low speeds, they often lead to severe and sometimes lingering injuries.

Golf Carts in The Villages

If you live in The Villages, you are bound to see one or two golf carts a day. Did you know there were more than 50,000?

These little vehicles are very handy when it comes to transportation. However, they are a little on the dangerous side. 

Look At The Statistics

Approximately 17,000 golf cart crashes and accidents requiring a hospital visit occur annually nationwide, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Villages Department of Safety reported responding to at least 86 accidents involving golf carts in 2018.

Sixty-three of those 86 accidents involved injuries. The department did not provide how many of those involved fatalities.

Golf cart injuries can include:

  • Foot injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Deep bruising
  • Cuts
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones

As golf carts are increasingly being taken to the road, more accidents and thus injuries are occurring.

Some of the causes include:

  • Reckless driving or joyriding
  • Underestimating the cart’s power
  • Inattentiveness, distraction, or negligence
  • Uneven grounds (potholes, roots, slopes, etc.)
  • Alcohol impaired driving
  • Underage/inexperienced driving

The most common injuries are bruises and lacerations. Crush injuries, broken bones and head injuries are caused by ejections from the golf cart. The majority of people ejected from golf carts are retired people.

Sadly, 40% of all accidents involving golf carts are associated with children.

Consider some of the safety features our everyday vehicles have but golf carts do not:

  • Crumple zones absorb the majority of collision damage
  • Steering columns designed to also absorb damage
  • 3-point seatbelts
  • Airbags
  • Doors

Here in The Villages, Pam Olsen is an experienced, successful, and caring golf cart accident lawyer. She can help protect your rights.

She will work hard for you and your loved ones to get compensation to cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Property damage costs

Contact Pam today at (352) 671-9777. Or if you prefer, you can complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.